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tippy2 04-29-08 05:11 PM

This is inspiring. Nice color, man.

velomateo 04-30-08 01:18 PM

Cassave, Thanks for the best thread ever. Beautiful work.

Cassave 04-30-08 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by velomateo (Post 6612492)
Cassave, Thanks for the best thread ever. Beautiful work.

Thanks and so far it seems people are enjoying it.

I'm building it up in the next day or so, so I'll probably
have the classic white garage door shots up on Monday at the latest.

GP 04-30-08 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cassave (Post 6612867)
I'll probably
have the classic white garage door shots up on Monday at the latest.

Are you going to build that too?

Excellent pictures.

cuda2k 04-30-08 02:47 PM

Ok, I'm taking notes for when I have my custom frame built, you've just created pretty much my ideal ride. Just enough stainless, perfect color, geometry, and it's even my size!

sjmayclin 04-30-08 05:26 PM

Man oh man! When this thread is finished with completed build shots, I'm downloading each and every photo from it so it can keep amazing me well into the future!

-Steve

rm -rf 05-01-08 09:29 PM

It was great to follow the step by step progress, with photos too.

From this:
http://lh3.ggpht.com/jim859n/SBqJs4l...JPG?imgmax=576

http://lh4.ggpht.com/jim859n/SBqJtIl...JPG?imgmax=512




to this:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/jim859n/SBqJtYl...JPG?imgmax=512

http://lh6.ggpht.com/jim859n/SBqJtol...JPG?imgmax=512

Placid Casual 05-02-08 12:42 AM

I want to lick this frame.

Seamus 05-03-08 07:54 PM

I want to see it built up.

Jim

Cassave 05-05-08 10:32 AM

Finished.
About 100 miles accumulated over two morning rides.

Thanks for you're interest, good questions and kind words.

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/.../finished1.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/.../finished2.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/.../finished3.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/.../finished4.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/.../finished5.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/.../finished6.jpg

http://i1145.photobucket.com/albums/.../finished7.jpg

ModoVincere 05-05-08 10:47 AM

^^^^ I wants!
That is a gorgeous bike!

epicsurf 05-05-08 10:48 AM

Outstanding!

jsigone 05-05-08 10:52 AM

GREAT looking bike!!!!!

roadfix 05-05-08 11:02 AM

Awesome! Gorgeous piece of work! I really dig the down tube cable stops....very nice touch.

This is one of the most informative threads I've ever come across on BF. :beer:

alicestrong 05-05-08 11:14 AM

OH MY GOSH!! I'm in LOVE!!!:love::love::love::love::love:

Fat Boy 05-05-08 11:37 AM

It's like jewelry that you can ride. Very nice.

gregam 05-05-08 12:07 PM

Absoultly a beautiful job. Trully a master craftsman.

Mo'Phat 05-05-08 02:58 PM

:thunk:

Now I need a nap.

geraldatwork 05-05-08 03:36 PM

Left speechless!

Luwin1026 05-05-08 03:40 PM

You sir, are a bike god! :bow down:

Amazing work, and even more so that you took the time to document the process for us!! ;)

buck65 05-05-08 03:57 PM

Fantastic job!!!!
...can you build me one now? ;) I'd like a green and silver in a 54cm. :D

Louis 05-05-08 05:08 PM

That's right up there with the most gorgeous bikes I've ever seen. I mean WAY up there.

Fat Boy 05-05-08 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buck65 (Post 6641384)
Fantastic job!!!!
...can you build me one now? ;) I'd like a green and silver in a 54cm. :D

Make that 2, and I'm not even picky about the color.

gregam 05-05-08 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fat Boy (Post 6532612)
Here's a couple questions.

1. Any reason for using paste flux instead of the in-gas flux?

These are actually two very different types of welding.

When using a paste flux in this type of welding, the paste is applied to both sides of the metal to be joined (think of sweat soldering copper water pipes) the filler material is wicked into the weld joint thru capillary action. This is why when you look at the pictures of the welded joints you only see a very thin line of the filler material.

When you use a inline fluxer, the only area cleaned by the flux is the area contacted by the flame. This allows for a very precise weld bead. It looks like a tig weld. This would be inappropriate for welding a lugged frame. If you want to weld a fillet welded frame, a inline fluxer would work great.

Yen 05-05-08 08:57 PM

Absolutely, stunningly, gorgeous!!!


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